Special industrial projects

IST has built its reputation on exceeding customer expectations for over 35 years. IST designs and manufactures superior quality automated pneumatic sandblast systems, including custom-designed machines, from continuous or intermittent turntable cabinets, to machines with computer controls developed specifically for unique production processes. All of our products, including portable sandblasters, sandblasting cabinets, sandblasting rooms and recovery systems are backed by the IST industrial guarantee. IST quality equipment is recognized by major aeronautics manufacturers in the USA.

IST offers these services to commercial and industrial markets :

  • Technical expertise and exclusive distribution of the best air-powered abrasive products available in the world.
  • Design and fabrication of custom made industrial blast facilities and equipment.
  • Mechanical, structural, electrical and automation engineering conception and production of surface preparation and surface finishing equipment.
  • Inspection, repair and certification of air-powered abrasive equipment and systems;
  • Training seminars in air-powered abrasive practices.
  • Emergency technical services 24/7.

It’s simple: our customers evaluate us by the level of service we provide. Our qualified team takes your needs and expectations to heart, and stays up-to-date with the best methods in design, manufacturing and distribution of air-powered abrasive systems to provide the competitive advantage you need to succeed in the global marketplace.

Some examples of special projects (click image to enlarge)

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Inline Conveyors

Surface treatment systems can incorporate inline conveyors on a horizontal plane with continuous or intermittent movement on a fixed or mobile turntable. When parts are deposited into cabinet, additional surface treatment units can be progressively integrated for different treatments, such as washing or dust blowing. Programmable robots and automated loading equipment are other viable options used for this purpose.

Indexing Turntables

This type of automation involves the usage of a rotary table with stationary or mobile sandblasting nozzles. Different cabinet configurations can be used in order to specifically isolate and sandblast each critical process operations. The use of rotary tables is ideally suited with automated parts loading and unloading. This type of installation is designed to optimize the available floor space for a variety of applications and to accurately position parts for continuous surface treatment processing.

Rotary Baskets

The rotary basket represents the ideal solution for the overall finishing of large quantities of parts in bulk. Baskets of various sizes are available and are driven by variable speed drives. The sandblasting nozzles, which are aimed into the open end of the basket, may vary in numbers but are generally nonmoving. Parts may be inserted into the baskets either manually or automatically. Various arrangements can be made for metered loading, regulating, with considerable precision, the quantity of parts to be processed. The rotary basket machine is ideally suited for the surface treatment of components in bulk.

Loading tables

Manual or automated loading tables can be used to facilitate the handling and positioning of heavy loads. The carriage can be manual or automatic and the sandblasting nozzles can be fixed or oscillating. This system generally includes the blast cabinet with one or many loading tables, located either at the entrance or the exit of the cabinet.